“As expected, it is Kim Junsu!”
The ‘Elisabeth’ musical is gaining explosive popularity as JYJ’s ‘ticket power’ Kim Junsu and Ock Joo-hyun are being cast.
On the online reservation site Interpark INT’s weekly (Feb. 6- Feb. 12) ranking chart, ticket reservation sales of ‘Elisabeth’ beat other outstanding musicals such as ‘Catch Me If You Can’, ‘Notre Dame de Paris’ and ‘Mamma Mia’ to emerge first. The ticket reservation sales rate of ‘Elisabeth’ was 14%, twice of that of the second place (7.4%).
The first ‘Elisabeth’ musical was performed in Vienna, Austria and it has been constantly receiving a lot of love from people. It is a well-known musical by international playwright Michael Kunze and Sylvester Levay.
The musical is a story with an exclusive setting of the Empress who fells in love with ‘Death’. It is an art piece with magnificent music and stage set-up.
Junsu received a standing ovation and compliments for his role of ‘Death’ on the premiere, which was held on Feb. 12. He expressed, “It is a chance for my role as the sweet ‘Death’ to think about life and happiness together with audience. I will give my best to present good stages in the future.” Besides Kim Junsu and Ock Joo-hyun, musical actors Ryu Jung-han, Song Chang-ee, Kim Sun Yong and others form the splendid cast in ‘Elisabeth’. Performances will be held at Blue Square, Hannam-dong until May 13.